My Mentoring is a community platform exclusively for College members of all disciplines and all career stages. It enables you to connect and build relationships and networks with other like-minded members to share professional knowledge, skills and experience in a safe and secure way. Mentoring improves professional development and career opportunities, helping our clinicians to develop their strengths, identify areas for improvement, while supporting others to explore their careers and overcome challenges.
You can sign up to My Mentoring as either a mentee, a mentor, or both. As a member, access to this benefit is free.
As a mentee you'll be able to identify gaps in your knowledge, recognise how you can achieve your career aspirations, and learn from your experienced College mentor. As a mentor you'll be able to improve your leadership, communication and coaching skills, achieve increased job satisfaction and a sense of personal accomplishment. Both roles will allow you to maintain your CPD and increase your future employability. You will find a wealth of resources on My Mentoring designed to support you in your role as either a mentee or mentor and help you make the most of your mentoring relationships. It’s easy to use. Just click here to create you profile and start a search for a match that suits you.
Becoming a Mentor
Mentors are supportive, open and honest, yet ready to challenge and question their mentee when necessary; encouraging the mentee to develop their own skills and abilities.
As a mentor, you will play a key role within the College, supporting mentees in their professional development, as well as broadening your own mentoring skill-set and diversify your network of colleagues. To become a mentor you need to have completed the College mentoring programme or an equivalent mentoring qualification.
The benefits of being a Mentor
- Gaining a fresh perspective on your own performance and the way you approach your work
- Improving your communication, leadership and management skills
- Gaining a better understanding of people in other roles and developing a more supportive working environment
- Developing skills that can be beneficially applied in other key professional areas
- Engaging with new colleagues, who bring their own unique background and talents
- Ensuring ongoing attention to your own career development.
Becoming a Mentee
A mentee is someone who wants to achieve their full potential; learning from a person experienced in supporting others’ personal and professional development.
As a mentee, this ‘match’ is an important one. It will allow a supportive, open and honest relationship to develop; one that will help you tackle individual issues you may be having, as well as help you focus on, and achieve, longer term goals.
The benefits of being a Mentee
- Developing a relationship with a mentor who will support and challenge you
- Supporting you in reviewing your progress, achieving and redefining aims and goals
- Monitoring your progress in achieving those goals; working with your mentor if and when necessary to keep you on track
- Improving your ability to reflect on your practice
- Improving your self-confidence, ensuring a more self-assured approach to your work
- Enhancing your problem solving skills, enabling you to tackle issues more effectively.